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Carlson Named Cross Country And Track And Field Assistant Coach

Sean Carlson has been named the newest member of the Notre Dame cross country and track and field staff.

July 11, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After working as the Notre Dame interim assistant cross country and track and field coach since November 2011, Sean Carlson has had the interim tag removed, as he was recently named the newest member of the Irish cross country and track and field staff by veteran head coach Joe Piane.

"We are really excited to have Sean join the program in a full-time capacity," said Piane. "He did a great job for us during his interim period, working his tail off during recruiting. He came from a top-notch Division III program so he understands what it takes to be the best both athletically and academically. He also gets along really well with the staff and student-athletes. He is a perfect fit for us."

Carlson, who graduated from North Central College in June 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in small business management and entrepreneurship, came to Notre Dame in August of 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach, before moving up to interim assistant coach after a position opened up on the staff.

"I'm excited to work at one of the best academic and athletic schools in the country," said Carlson. "I feel very fortunate to join such a talented and knowledgeable cross country and track and field staff, and I look forward to working with the student-athletes to help them get the most out of their talents and abilities." 

With the Irish, Carlson played a heavy role in recruiting, operations and practice, and also helped the Irish win a pair of BIG EAST Championships on the men's side, earn a pair of top-four finishes at the BIG EAST Championships on the women's side and qualify 14 student-athletes for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In March, he was witness to the men's distance medley relay team winning a national championship at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Carlson was a cross country coach and head distance track coach at Saint Charles North High School in Saint Charles, Ill. There he helped with both practice and operations in addition to his coaching responsibilities.


 

 

A team captain and All-American at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., from 2006-10, Carlson helped the cross country squad capture a Division III national championship in 2009 after a runner-up finish in 2008. In 2009 he won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin individual championship after placing first at the conference meet. In 2010, the track and field squad claimed both the NCAA indoor and outdoor crowns.

Upon graduation, Carlson worked as a volunteer assistant track coach for seven months at his alma mater before moving on to Saint Charles North and ultimately Notre Dame.

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